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Lot by Bryan Washington

Lot

Lot by Bryan Washington
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Mar 19, 2019 | 240 Pages
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The kind of stories I am always longing to read. I love the urgency, honesty, and vitality of Washington’s voice. I love these characters for where they’re from, and where they’re going, what they know, and what they reveal about trouble and love.” 
Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

“A brilliant display of raw talent, with gut-punching stories that deliver with a lasting force. This is the literature that I’ve been waiting for.” 
—Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun

Lot will affect you the way that cherished and, sometimes, painful memories do, with a quality like haunting, a sense that the encounter you’ve had is undeniably real and will stay with you for a very long time. What a thrill to inhabit—to live in, to navigate—the stories and people that make up Bryan Washington’s powerful debut.”
Jamel Brinkley, author of A Lucky Man
 
“What a book. This is a generous, powerful, deeply engrossing collection of stories that will crack open your heart then put it back together again. Lot is indelible, and Bryan Washington is an important new talent.”
R.O. Kwon, author of The Incendiaries

Lot is the confession of a neighborhood, channeled through a literary prodigy. Bryan Washington doesn’t render a world, he actually captures one, grabs it out of reality and holds it up for you to see it sparkle. Unflinching, romantic while refusing to romanticize, this is the debut of a prodigious talent.” 
—Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day and Pym

“Bryan Washington’s voice has risen blazingly from Houston and now commands us to pay attention. Lot is as raw, soulful and moving as a story collection can get. It’s my favorite fiction debut of the year.”
Jami Attenberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Middlesteins and All Grown Up

“Bryan Washington gets Houston down on the page in a way I haven’t seen before; the city, in his hands, is revealed in all its strange and righteous glory, a fresh sense of youth that’s a pleasure to read. Bryan is a thrilling new voice in American fiction and one to watch.”  
Amelia Gray, author of
Isadora and Gutshot

“A sensitive portrait of life among Houston’s struggling working class…. Washington writes with an assurance that signals the arrival of an important literary voice.” —Kirkus

“Stellar… Washington is exact and empathetic, and the character that emerges is refreshingly unapologetic about his sexuality, even as it creates rifts in his family…. Washington is a dynamic writer with a sharp eye for character, voice, and setting. This is a remarkable collection from a writer to watch.” Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)

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